A new study has found that an avocado a day could help improve bad cholesterol levels and reduce chances of heart and cardiovascular disease – just two more things to add to the incredible list of health benefits avocados provide.
So today we’re taking a look at this humble vegetable and why you and I should be eating a lot more of it.
In a study published this week in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers from Pennsylvania State University assessed the health of 45 health, overweight or obese patients between the ages of 21 and 70 to measure the impact of avocados on their cholesterol levels.
The research found that those who ate more avocado had decreased levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) – the substance we know as ‘bad cholesterol’ compared to those who continued eating normally without a focus on daily avocado consumption. The research also found that the additional avocado consumption improved other blood fat scores linked to heart disease, even in overweight people.
So what other health super powers does avocado have?
It’s pretty clear that avocados are jam packed with amazing health benefits and the good news is that even if you don’t like them, there are so many creative ways to eat them.
You can try some of these:
So tell us, how often do you eat avocado? Do you make a conscious effort to eat enough? How do you like to enjoy it?